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Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi
Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact.
Ahead of the final pre-season test and 2013 season opener, Lotus has played down a new controversy about engine maps.
We reported on Monday that, after Red Bull were told to stop using certain ‘maps’ mid last season, the similarly Renault-powered Lotus was now also embroiled in a similar controversy. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the FIA directive issued in August of last year still applied for 2013, despite Red Bull and Lotus assuming it related exclusively to last season’s championship.